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U.S. Envoy Seeks Viable Military Action To Stop Boko Haram

United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ambassador Samantha Power said yesterday that Nigeria needed a viable military action to end Boko Haram. The African Media Hub of the U.S. Department of State, in a statement, said Power also called for a regional strategy to disrupt Boko Haram’s hideouts, weapons’ flow and means […]

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Getting Graduates Into Oil, Gas industry

Many graduates with requisite skills are finding it difficult to get jobs in the oil and gas industry. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and others have a role to play to solve this problem, Gbubemi Peter Agbowu writes. Nigeria is a petroleum rich country, and an oil and gas […]

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Okonjo-Iweala Should Be Included in Probe – Gov. Oshiomhole

The Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, should be joined in the probe of the $2billion arms procurement scandal. The governor said the arms deal scam linked to the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, is a tip of the […]

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How Okonjo-Iweala, Jonathan Tranferred N61.4b Abacha Loot To Dasuki

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala approved the transfer of N61.4 billion ($300 million and £5.5 million) from the recovered Abacha loot to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) a few weeks to the 2015 presidential election, according to documents quoted by an online medium. The funds were not appropriated before being transferred, […]

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Okonjo-Iweala: Dasuki Got $322m Abacha Loot From Me

The former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala yesterday confirmed that she approved the transfer of $322 million Abacha loot to former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to prosecute the fight against Boko Haram. But she said it was a loan. The Nation reported that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has been under attack, mainly from Edo State […]

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Buhari Blames Previous Administration For Inability To Tackle Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has blamed the previous government at all levels for what he called “abuse of trust in the purchase of equipment and other ammunition to fight the war against Boko Haram”. A situation, the President, said has cost Nigeria huge loss of lives and property. The President made this disclosure while addressing […]

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Rivers Assembly approves N104.2b Supplementary Bill

The Rivers State House of Assembly have yesterday approved a supplementary budget of N104,287,285,108 billion for Governor Nyesom Wike. The Assembly passed the bill following a request letter the governor sent to the lawmakers. Wike said the supplementary budget would enable him to execute some capital projects. To give the bill express approval, the Assembly […]

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Unemployed Graduate Bag A month Imprisonment For Stealing Laptop

A Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a 27-year old unemployed graduate, Mukaila Akanni, to one month imprisonment for stealing a laptop at the American Embassy in Abuja. Magistrate Fatima Bukar convicted Akanni of Peace Village, Lugbe, Airport Road, after he pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him VanguardNgr report. […]

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We’ll Continue To Pay Teachers 15th Of Every Month – Gov. Umahi

The popular saying that the teachers’ reward is in heaven to justify their suffering on earth is no longer the case in Ebonyi State as the state Governor, Dave Umahi has vowed that the state government would henceforth pay teachers’ salaries on the 15th of every month.“Over the years, various state and Federal Governments had […]

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Nigeria Wouldn’t Have Survived If Jonathan Had Won – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he does not regret supporting President Muhammadu Buhari during the electioneering, adding that Nigeria would not have survived four more years of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s rule ThePunchNg report. Soyinka added that the revelation of stolen loot such as the arms purchase fraud justified his position that Nigeria was […]

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Malpractices In Kogi, Bayelsa Elections Unfortunate – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lamented that despite government’s efforts aimed at ensuring the conduct of credible elections, some malpractices were witnessed in the recent governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. He called on Nigerians to support all necessary measures aimed at ensuring free, fair and credible elections in the country, including the use […]

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EFCC Arraigns Dokpesi For laundering N2.1bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned a former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before a Federal High Court in Abuja on six counts of money laundering and procurement fraud related charges. According to ThePunchNg, Dokpesi who was arraigned along with his firm, Daar Investment and Holdings Ltd, pleaded not […]

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